Behavioral release: Total reactance characterizes Psychopaths, Borderlines,
trauma victims (PTSD and CPTSD), and people with mood disorders and impulse
control issues. They escalate every conflict, however minor or imaginary, to
the level of nuclear, apocalyptic, all-annihilating warfare and make disproportionate
use of every weapon in their arsenal simultaneously.
Defiance, posturing, hostility, aggression, recklessness,
and abuse are part and parcel of these recurrent pitched battles with one and
sundry: all bridges are burnt and relationships are shattered hurtfully and
Narcissists and psychopaths are dreamwreckers: they are particularly adept
at provoking triggering cascades by aggressively and contemptuously frustrating
both individual and social expectations, cherished and life-sustaining
hopes, deeply held beliefs, and ingrained fantasies and values.
Their lack of empathy, innate, goal focused cruelty and ruthlessness, absent
impulse control, and mind boggling recklessness create a whiplash of shock and
disorientation coupled with agony and a pervasive feeling of being
existentially negated. Intolerable angst is the inevitable outcome.